A number of celebrities have spoken out in support of the
National Diversity Awards, which will take place at Manchester's
Midland Hotel on 21 September.
The prestigious black tie event will celebrate excellent
achievements of grass-root communities that tackle the issues in
today's society, giving them recognition for their dedication and
hard work that positive role models, charities and community
organisations do on a daily basis.
Named the second most influential gay person in Britain back in
2007, and one of the world's most significant tweeters to date, Fry
said: "The UK is becoming more and more diverse. It is valuable
that a national event is being held to celebrate our differences.
Even now in today's modern society we are still tackling issues of
prejudice and discrimination.
"It is important to come together and focus on those who have
demonstrated an outstanding work ethic in order to enhance
equality, diversity and inclusion. I am sure The National Diversity
Awards will have nothing but a positive outcome for years to come,
I wish the event every success".
British soul singer Beverley Knight also added her support.
"Britain is brilliantly diverse. We are every kind of
people. I love the idea that there is an awards ceremony that
celebrates our differences and their positive effect on all our
British actor Brian Blessed was also keen to show his
"We have so many excellent role models and charities in Britain
that go unnoticed. Equality and inclusion is always on the agenda
and it is great to see an event is being held dedicated to those
that work at the core of our communities, purely to make our nation
"We need to embrace diversity and I am positive that The National
Diversity Awards will have a lasting effect on those being rewarded
for their efforts."